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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania.   Talks recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia and...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, vegan research, veganism, multidisciplinary research, animal liberation
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by Adam Cardilini and Nick Pendergrast
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PowerPoint for Adam's section of the talk (the first part) is available to view online here . Wild mammals make up 4% of the biomass of global mammal populations, while humans make up 36% and farmed mammals make up 60%. Similarly, farmed chickens make up 70% of the biomass of global bird populations. To sustain these huge farmed animal populations we use vasts amounts of land, resources and produce significant amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. O ur use of non-human animals is significantly...
Topics: animal liberation, SoS2018, environmental veganism, veganism, climate change, environment
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by Anarchist Black Cross
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania.   Talks recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia and...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, prisoner support, political prisoners, letter writing
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by Anna Hills, Oliver Saoirse, Anna, Nick Pendergrast, Bonnie
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As part of the Catalyst program by Young Voices for Animals , this interactive Q&A was held with 5 of Melbourne's most passionate young animal advocates to encourage our participants to think BIG.   Speakers: A lifelong vegetarian, Anna Hills believes in the power of community and education to make a positive difference for animals everywhere. She has been involved with the  Animal Justice Party  in Ballarat since 2017 and has plans to create a youth chapter, as well as to potentially...
Topics: animal advocacy, youth, activism, animal advocacy movement, Young Voices for Animals, Catalyst
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania.   Talks recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia and...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, fat shaming, animal advocacy, health, feminism
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by Celeste Liddle
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This is a recording of Celeste Liddle's Women's Day Address, recorded at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre. You can view the text of this talk here: https://newmatilda.com/2016/03/09/looking-past-white-australia-and-white-feminism/ The description of this talk given below is taken from the Queen Victoria Women's Centre's website : It’s tempting to think of International Women’s Day as a milestone for women, a chance to see what we’ve achieved in the past year and the path ahead. But ask...
Topics: feminism, intersectionality, class, race
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania.   Talks recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia and...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, speciesism, rationality, law, legal personhood
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by Dr Theresa Petray and Dr Nick Pendergrast
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here:  http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/experimental-utopias-and-social-change-examples-from-australian-nonhegemonic-activism-by-dr-theresa-petray-and-dr-nick-pendergrast Abstract:  Social movements are typically considered either incremental or antisystemic, or in other words, reformist or revolutionary. Both of these approaches are focused on the state or other significant power-holders. However, a third approach to social...
Topics: activism, Indigenous activism, animal activism, non-hegemonic activism, Constitutional Recognition,...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to the Q and A following this talk here . You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania....
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, intersectionality, Israel, Palestine, animal advocacy
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by Esther Alloun and Guy Scotton
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This is the Q and A following Esther and Guy’s talks. You can listen to their talks below: Esther Alloun: Intersectionality And Its Discontents: Animal Politics In Palestine-Israel . Guy Scotton: Species, Contract And Domination . This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, intersectionality, species contract
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by Federico Fuentes
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Talk from the event ' Eyewitness Report back from Venezuela '. Audio of the full event will be up on our Progressive Podcast Australia archive.org page soon! You can also hear Federico Fuentes discuss Venezuela on episode 224 of Progressive Podcast Australia . Follow Federico on Twitter  @FredFuentesGLW and read his articles at greenleft.org.au
Topics: Venezuela, solidarity, Nicolás Maduro, communes, Federico Fuentes
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This is the audio of historian Gary Foley's talk from the Invasion Day 2018 #AbolishAustraliaDay rally in Melbourne. More information about the event, from the Facebook event page : Calling all community and supporters to stand with us on INVASION DAY 2018 Rally 11am  26th January  Parliament steps, spring st Naarm-melbourne 80th Anniversary of first Day Of Mourning protest called by William Cooper.  Bring flowers to lay on steps of parliament. Meet for lunch after at Balit Narrun Festival...
Topics: Gary Foley, Invasion Day, history, Aboriginal rights movement
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by Guy Scotton
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to the Q and A following this talk here . You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania....
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, species contract, racial contract, sexual contract
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by Harley McDonald-Eckersall, Leah Avene and Quinn Eades
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This panel discussion features Harley McDonald-Eckersall - activist with  Young Voices for Animals  + Leah Avene - a Tuvaluan mother, musician, broadcaster and educator whose work focuses on personal, relational and collective decolonising +  Quinn Eades  - poet, activist and academic. The session is facilitated by Lara Drew who has a PhD in adult education, writes for the page  Veganarchy  and is an animal liberation activist.   It was recorded at the 2018 event ' Community As Activism...
Topics: Community As Activism, community, activism, building community, privilege
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by James Aspey
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Information about the speaker, James Aspey: Powerful international speaker, animal advocate, and founder of Voiceless365. James regularly speaks publicly and has appeared on Australian television and radio. James has recently returned to Australia having completed his first tour of the UK. More information: http://www.jamesaspey.com.au/   This was the 2 nd talk from event The Food We Eat: Its Impacts on Environments and Bodies in Townsville, Australia.   You can listen to the 1 st and 3 rd...
Topics: animals, animal rights, veganism
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by Jane Green and Cameron Cox
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Advocates for the Nordic Model for sex work argue that this approach does not target sex workers themselves, only their clients. However,  Jane Green  and  Cameron Cox  dispute these claims and argue that it is decriminalisation that leads to the best outcomes for sex workers. Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the  Scarlet Alliance . Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation.   Jane and Cameron also discuss Amnesty...
Topics: sex work, Nordic model, decriminalisation, sex workers, Amnesty International, whorephobia, work,...
This talk is from the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference by The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the ‘Sociology & Animals’ Thematic Group of TASA. This was a two-day symposium held at Deakin University, Melbourne City campus, September 18-19, 2017. For more information about the conference, see here . You can listen to other talks from this conference here .   Jess Ison (LaTrobe University)-...
Topics: dev4species2017, prisons, prison abolition, animal liberation, prison industrial complex, punitive...
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by Jess Ison and Nick Pendergrast
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*Content warnings for some graphic descriptions of animal suffering and also some mentions of sexual assault* Information about the event - from the Facebook event page : This workshop will be given by two activist-scholars, from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, who will reflect on their experiences of anarchism and animal liberation. This workshop is a critical dialogue into the causes of speciesism whilst taking a broader view of social justice and the nature of oppression. Animal...
Topics: animal liberation, anarchism, animals, ICAS Oceania
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by Jess Ison, Beth Allan and Anne-lise Ah-fat
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This session features  Jess Ison - PhD candidate researching queer and animal issues, as well as an activist with the  Coalition Against Duck Shooting   +   Beth Allan AKA Betty Melon - a pro-intersectional animal rights activist and agricultural science student + Anne-lise Ah-fat - a community organiser, mother of two, facilitator and educator who is passionate about transformative justice and prison abolition . It was recorded at the 2018 event ' Community As Activism ' by the Institute...
Topics: Community As Activism, Me Too, Transformative Justice, prison abolition, animal activism, sexism
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by Jess Ison, Nick Pendergrast and Lara Drew
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About the talk:   This workshop features three scholar-activists from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) who will give some anarchist critiques of the campaign against live export and explore some possibilities for more anarchist-oriented animal advocacy. Despite live export dominating discussions about animals in Australia, there are a number of problems with this campaign, including its state-centric nature, the nationalistic and even racist messages within it, and its...
Topics: live export, anarchism, animal welfare, Lyn White, mental health, animal liberation, animal...
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by Jess, Nick, Naty and Cee
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*Content warning for discussion of sexual assault, self-harm and suicide* This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, femme, patriarchy, trans, queer
This talk is from the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference by The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the ‘Sociology & Animals’ Thematic Group of TASA. This was a two-day symposium held at Deakin University, Melbourne City campus, September 18-19, 2017. For more information about the conference, see here .   You can listen to other talks from this conference here .   Karina Heikkila (Victorian...
Topics: dev4species2017, Derrida, nonhuman animals, law
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here . This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, population, animals, environment
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by Kirsten Leiminger
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania.   Talks recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia and...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, fat shaming, veganism, animal advocacy, feminism
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS Oceania.   Talks recorded by Progressive Podcast Australia and...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, direct action, education, animal activism
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This talk was recorded at the 2017 Animal Activist Forum in Melbourne. To find out more about this forum and future ones, see the Animal Activist Forum website , which has links to their social media pages. More talks from the forum will be available on that website soon.   Talk recorded by Kate from Freedom of Species radio show on 3CR. Freedom of Species is broadcast live 1-2pm Sundays on 855AM for those in Melbourne. If you’re outside of Melbourne, you can live stream the shows at...
Topics: Animal Activists Forum 2017, hierarchies, anarchism, feminism, mental health, content warnings,...
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by Leigh-Chantelle
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With the mainstream media watering down the meaning of veganism with its dietary, fitness and weight-loss focus, is the vegan movement losing its core ethics? Find out more about how we can work together as vegans and activists to promote inclusivity, learn from other movements, and lead by example to promote compassion to ALL we encounter. Learn how to become a more effective activist and make these much-needed changes. This talk was recorded at Living Green Festival:  http://www.lgf.org.au/...
Topics: vegan, vegan movement, ethics, mainstream media, intersectionality, activism
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*We apologise that this recording misses the first few minutes of the talk, so starts part way through a Media Watch clip. Most of the talk is there though J   This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, fake news, conspiracy theories, propaganda, internet, clickbait, media literacy
This talk is from the Sociology and Animals session at the ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’ conference by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).   You can hear an overview of the Sociology and Animals session of this conference on the radio show Freedom of Species .   For more information about the Sociology and Animals group within TASA, follow @tasaanimals on Twitter, like ‘ TASA Sociology & Animals Thematic Group ’ on Facebook and see the following site:...
Topics: TASA 2018, interspecies families, family violence, homelessness, companion animals, social workers
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by Nick Pendergrast
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here .   Information about the speaker, Nick Pendergrast: Nick Pendergrast has a PhD in Sociology and his thesis focused on the animal advocacy movement in Australia and the United States. The thesis also covered the environmental impact of animal agriculture, a topic he has published on, with the book chapter ‘Environmental Concerns and the Mainstreaming of Veganism’ in the book Impacts of Meat Consumption on Health and Environmental...
Topics: environment, food, climate change, animal agriculture, veganism
You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here .   This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email updates from ICAS...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, terrorism, eco-terrorism, sociology, animal activism, environmental activism,...
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by Nick Pendergrast
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PowerPoint slides for the talk available here . Revolution and Reform in Social Movements Nick Pendergrast This workshop will cover different factions within a wide range of social movements. I will define anti-systemic (revolutionary) and integrationist (reformist) aspects of social movements, based on the work of sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein. I will also explore non-hegemonic elements within movements, which focus on creating alternative societies outside of existing power structures. In...
Topics: social movements, social change, sociology, revolution, reform, animal activism, Aboriginal activism
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You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here . Abstract below: From Nationalism to Intersectionality in Animal Advocacy By Nick Pendergrast   The infamous 2011 Four Corners exposé on animal slaughter in Indonesia explicitly stated that these were Australian animals thirty-one times. This is a reflection of the nationalistic and even racist narrative that has played out in media coverage of live animal export and the campaign against it. There is a concern for animals but within a framework...
Topics: nationalism, intersectionality, animal activism, live export, PETA
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by Nick Pendergrast
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Interview by Melanie Tait on ‘Evenings’ – ABC Radio Tasmania: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/hobart/   Based on Nick’s article ‘The perils of pet ownership: your dog isn't a 'fur baby', it's your property’: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-18/pet-ownership-your-dog-is-property-not-a-fur-baby/9414096   To see more of Nick’s publications, visit: https://theconversation.com/profiles/nick-pendergrast-5089   Melanie Tait: https://twitter.com/MelanieTait
Topics: dogs, pets, companion animals, animal law, Nick Pendergrast, Melanie Tait
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk, which has links to the sources referred to, here .   This talk is from the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference by The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the ‘Sociology & Animals’ Thematic Group of TASA. This was a two-day symposium held at Deakin University, Melbourne City campus, September 18-19, 2017. For more information about the...
Topics: dev4species2017, PETA, intersectionality, animal advocacy, non-profits, integrationist social...
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/nick-pendergrast-rescuing-dogs-in-a-mercedesbenz-animal-advocacy-in-china Abstract:  There is a growing animal advocacy movement in China, which has occurred alongside a rising middle class and increasing Westernisation. Recently, Chinese animal activists forced a truck filled with dogs on their way to slaughter off the road and rescued the dogs. In the Western world, this has been cited as...
Topics: TASA2016, animal advocacy, China, dog meat, sociology, socialisation, culture
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk, which has links to the sources used, here . This talk was recorded at the 2017 Animal Activist Forum in Melbourne. To find out more about this forum and future ones, see the Animal Activist Forum website , which has links to their social media pages. More talks from the forum will be available on that website soon.   Talk recorded by Kate from Freedom of Species radio show on 3CR. Freedom of Species is broadcast live 1-2pm Sundays on...
Topics: Animal Activists Forum 2017, animal activism, animal welfare, animal rights, sociology, critical...
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here .   This talk is from the Sociology and Animals session at the ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’ conference by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).   For more information about the Sociology and Animals group within TASA, follow @tasaanimals on Twitter, like ‘ TASA Sociology & Animals Thematic Group ’ on Facebook and see the following site: https://tasa.org.au/sociology-and-animals/   This talk is based on...
Topics: TASA 2018, animal welfare, ethical consumption, humanewashing, sociology, marketing, animal rights,...
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by Nick Pendergrast, Lara Drew and Jess Ison
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You can see Nick’s “pretty” drawing referred to during this workshop here .   This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2017 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here .   In order to be notified about future conferences, like/follow ICAS Oceania on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe for email...
Topics: Veganism, single issue campaigns, colonialism, animal advocacy, effective activism, ICAS Oceania...
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In this interview, Rikki Hendon, acting branch secretary of the CPSU/CSA (public sector union), discusses the union's opposition to the Barnett Government's plan to introduce social impact bonds in the Corrective Services portfolio. You can find further information about this by reading CPSU/CSA's press release on this here:  http://www.cpsucsa.org/component/content/article?id=2288 The interview is conducted by Nick Pendergrast and Caroline Smith for Indymedia on RTR92.1FM. You can listen to...
Topics: social impact bonds, privatisation, Colin Barnett
The event The Food We Eat: Its Impacts on Environments and Bodies in Townsville, Australia. Nick’s talk The Food We Eat and its Impact on the Environment, you can view the PowerPoint for this talk here: https://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/the-food-we-eat-and-its-impact-on-the-environment-by-nick-pendergrast Book recommendation: Vegan Athletes, Expert Tips from Vegan Athletes, Fitness Fanatics & Exercise Enthusiasts by Leigh-Chantelle (featuring Nick and many other vegan athletes):...
Topics: environment, animal agriculture, veganism
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-        Voicemail from Luc from Team Earthling animal rights podcast, on metadata and new laws restricting privacy rights in Australia. -        More horribleness from the Australian government on refugees. -        Eggs, horse racing, dairy and animal rights. -        For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2014/11/26/ metadata /
Topics: meta data, data retention, refugees, animal rights
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This episode covers veganism and ethnicity as well as anarchism and animal liberation, featuring a talk by Angela Davis on veganism as revolutionary, a voicemail from the usual Jon on Maori veganism and a talk by Nick on why animal liberation is an important anarchist issue. Nick’s article published on the ABC, covering dog attacks as well as broader issues of dogs and other animals as no more than property under the law:...
Topics: veganism, Angela Davis, ethnicity, anarchism, animal liberation, Maori veganism
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This episode features Lara and Dan from Veganarchy on their article The lines are being drawn, the case for a divided animal movement: https://medium.com/@Veganarchy/the-lines-are-being-drawn-the-case-for-a-divided-animal-movement-4acd3ed8b2fd Intersectional animal activism that focuses on ending all forms of oppression versus single issue animal activism that ignores or sometimes even contributes to human oppression. Personalised, polemic writing versus formal, academic writing. For more...
Topics: intersectionality, animal advocacy movement, Lara Drew, Dan Kidby, Veganarchy
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You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/QueeringSpeciesism This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom...
Topics: queer, animals, hierarchies, cryptozoology, Himalayas
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On this episode we discuss our recent trip where us farangs (the Thai word for people of European origin) visited Phuket in Thailand. Thailand has recently had a military coup and has   banned   George Orwell’s book   1984   and we cover this, as well as having a discussion on   representative versus direct democracy . We also discuss   kathoeys   (who 'are born physiologically male but, as one Thai saying goes, "have a female heart" ') and   avoiding   transphobia in...
Topics: Thailand, democracy, 1984, Kathoeys, transgender
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The Australian public votes yes to same-sex marriage in a postal vote. Speaker from the union movement at the yes announcement event in Melbourne. The history of same-sex marriage in Australia. Analysis of the high no vote in Western Sydney. Queer critiques of same-sex marriage. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/11/23/190/
Topics: same-sex marriage, marriage equality, marriage, postal plebiscite
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-           Nick is joined by “Mother” aka Dr Theresa Petray for the entire episode. -           We discuss the opportunities and limitations of using the Internet to bring about social change, as well as some of the ways it can be used more effectively by activists. -           Waving the rainbow flag on Facebook. -           Social media for Palestine. -           The digital divide. -           For more information on this episode and...
Topics: online activism, slacktivism, Dr Theresa Petray, social change, activism
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Colin Salter’s work here: http://colin.salter.id.au/
Topics: Animals, War, Military-Animal Industrial Complex
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   The Q and A featured after Alex’s talk features both questions for Alex, as well as for Carol Drew. You can listen to Carol’s talk here: https://archive.org/details/CarolDrew You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, pests, technology, animals, pest control
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We cover the recent protests against horse racing advertising on the Sydney Opera House, including one where Charles Firth from the Chaser projected the phone number of Alan Jones, who was advocating for the advertising, on the Opera House. The Trump Tapes. The Labor party introducing neoliberalism to Australia. Kesha’s live show in Melbourne. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Opera House, Charles Firth, Chaser, Alan Jones, protest, direct action, Donald Trump,...
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Nick is joined by Mark Allen to discuss the Grenfell Tower fire. The dangers of poor quality high rise. A return of the segment Angela Davis Always Makes Sense, this time on capitalism, activism and creating new arenas of struggle. The devastating impact of economic inequality. Jeremy Corbyn’s grassroots campaign. Finsbury Park terrorist attack and the selective labelling of terrorism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
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This episode covers U.S. politics, the Miley Cyrus “incident” and  Indigenous people bombed in Australia  – please share this story on  Facebook  and  Twitter ! We finish the episode by giving some arguments for and against voting, as well as pointing out that whether we vote or not, there are so many other ways we can make social change. For more information about the episode and for links to the stories and clips from it, go to: ...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
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In this one Nick is flying (Han) solo, or at least without Katie. He is joined by Nicole Stiles, one the organisers from the Perth One Billion Rising event, for the entire episode. One Billion Rising is a global event that aims to have ‘one billion women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls’. You can find your closest One Billion Rising event here:...
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Katie and Kathyn Joy are back with more feminist goodness. This episode is a continuation of their discussion from episode 95 . On this episode they cover: sexism in comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and beyond, the importance of consent and consent education, reflections on their own experiences with patriarchy and the power of speaking out about them, Twilight , 50 Shades of Grey and ICAS 2015 . If you like what you hear, please  support the show ! Clips: Salt N Pepa ‘...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can hear the talks that were before this Q and A session here: https://archive.org/details/AdamC https://archive.org/details/EmmaHurst https://archive.org/details/Kirsten You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the...
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2014 Conference:  Critical Animal Studies  in the Asia-Pacific . You can hear other talks from this conference on episode 54 of:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com
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-           On this episode we give some updates on the #LetThemStay campaign, which calls for refugees to remain in Australia rather than being forced into offshore detention. -           We mainly focus on a recent #LetThemStay banner drop at the Melbourne Art Centre. -           We play an interview with Gaye Demanuele on this action and Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medics on this action, as well as how the Brisbane health care workers refusing to release babies...
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Our trip to Leeds, which included visiting an art show, doing an interview with advocates for homeless people, going to a punk show and seeing the LGBT History Month exhibit at Leeds City Museum. Jack on their art piece, zines, mental development, artistic practice and what is art. Interview with Haydn Pat from Leeds Homeless Partnership. Naomi on her art piece and challenging whether classic feminist texts are actually feminist. Identity politics and implicit bias. Nandos cashing in on the...
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-           On this one we take on the controversial issue of population, with the help of town planner and environmental activist Mark Allen. -           We discuss population on both a global scale and a national scale, in light of Australia’s population recently reaching 24 million people. -           This is a continuation from our discussion with Mark from our previous episode, episode 127, which focused on addressing urban sprawl. -           For more...
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On this episode, which marks 5 years of the podcast and the launch of our crowdfunding campaign, the main theme is political music. You can support our Crowd Funding campaign here: https://chuffed.org/project/50eps2017 We discuss Camp Cope and their feminist message in their lyrics and beyond. We also discuss Akala, hip hop and Shakespeare. Homophobic actors. Happy Cow. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Star Wars Rogue One. Myq Kaplan on all lives matter BS. For more information on this...
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You can view the powerpoint presentation for this talk here:  http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/veganism-enters-the-mainstream This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here:  http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: ...
Topics: Veganism, media, health, animal rights, environment
You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here:  http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/cowspiracies-about-meat-eating-environmentalists-a-critical-examination-of-the-environmental-vegan-movement-by-nick-pendergrast This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this...
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We’re joined by awesome independent journalist Antony Loewenstein ( @antloewenstein ). He discusses Australian troops set to enter Iraq and Syria , his article ‘ Of course Australia is going back to Iraq: That's how a US client is expected to behave ’, hysteria about terrorism in Australia and the poor state of (most of) the Australian media. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
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On this episode, Nick is joined by his brother Liam Pendergrast, one of the many victims of Centrelink’s new compliance system. This new computer system used by Australia’s welfare system is issuing 20,000 debt notices a week, which is not only affecting vulnerable people, but many of these notices are incorrect in their claim that people under reported their income while on Centrelink. If you've received a false debt letter from Centrelink, you're not alone. Visit notmydebt.com.au and...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
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Nick is joined by Dr Matthew Rimmer , a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law, who takes on the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 . This proposed Bill has support from both the government and the “opposition” Labor party and it has troubling implications for civil liberties and online freedom. Email Labor politicians to encourage them to oppose the Bill. During the episode Nick also encourages people to sell or give away stuff they’re no longer using for...
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2014 Conference:  Critical Animal Studies  in the Asia-Pacific . It features a Q and A featuring Curtis and also Jess Ison - you can hear Jess's talk from the conference here:  https://archive.org/details/JessIsonOnAnimalsAustraliasNoWayToTreatALadyCampaign You can hear other talks from this conference on episode 54 of:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com
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This episode features Olly Hornung talk: You did what? Creative tactics and strategies to boost your campaign. This talk is from the Animal Activists Forum and we also give a brief recap of this forum. For more information on this episode and for links to audio of all of the talks from the Animal Activists Forum, as well as links to the other stuff discussed on the episode, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/10/23/187/
Topics: Animal Activists Forum 2017, creative activism, activism, tactics, satire, parody
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This episode covers the reception of our commitment ceremony. You can listen to us discussing the ceremony part back on episode 100: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/05/31/100/ Bizarre wedding traditions. When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense, on weddings. Nick’s Mandurah baptism. For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/01/30/200/
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This episode features the panel discussion Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan. The speakers are:  Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle. Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava. David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of Anarchism in Istanbul and Yabanci Capulling, an...
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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on the US election. This is a continuation from our discussion with Jason from episode 146, which you can listen to here: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/10/16/146/ Reverend William Barber speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Will Clinton’s policies move to the left as a result of the popularity of Sanders? Or is she just pandering? (or Sandering) Clinton versus Trump on abortion rights. Third party candidates and...
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This episode features Jen, who has lived most of her life in the US and is currently completing a doctorate in German and gender studies, on the Trump shitstorm. More specifically, we cover Trump and fascism, alternative facts, the Muslim ban and inspiring protests against it, and critiques of white feminism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/02/03/163/ If you like what you hear, please...
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Audio of some of the speeches from the  Melbourne Marriage Survey Results Announcement .
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Talk by Cassandra Giudice: Transgender Awareness and The Law. Book Recommendation: Tranny, Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace. Dan and Lara from Veganarchy on the upcoming Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference in Melbourne, 15 and 16 of July. More information: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/ 457 visas and entitlement over so called Australian jobs. For more information on this episode and for links to all of...
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This is an audio recording of all of the talks and music from the Melbourne March for the End of Speciesism. More information about the event, from the Facebook event page : World Day for the End of Speciesism On Saturday the 26th of August we are marching through the city to let the public know that Animals are NOT ours to use for food, clothing, experiments or entertainment. Yes, it is time to End Speciesism NOW! Pigs, Sheep, Cows, Chickens, Fish, Goats and Rabbits are just as IMPORTANT as...
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On this episode we look into skepticism and rationality, with the help of scientist Dr Adam Cardilini, host of VeganSci podcast. We particularly focus on how skepticism and rationality relate to radical, anarchist, environment, veganism, Left etc politics. The lack of evidence supporting the arguments behind trickle down economics. Drop babies. Ghosts. GMOs. Alternative medicine. Book recommendation: Trick or Treatment by Professor Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh. For more information on this...
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Sick of hearing about President Trump? Us too, so here is some more Trump coverage! We discuss the result and the importance of the Left moving beyond progressivism of the rich. To analyse the election and the fall-out, we draw on Naomi Klein, Thomas Frank, Bernie Sanders and Russell Brand. There’s a discussion of left wing critiques of identity politics and an anarchist defence of identity politics. There’s also a breakdown of who voted for which party based on race, income etc. For more...
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On this episode we play our talk ‘ Intersectionality in Practice ’, where we discuss our efforts to promote an intersectional approach to animal advocacy with Animal Rights Advocates (ARA). You can view the powerpoint presentation for this talk here . An intersectional approach to social change means being concerned about all forms of oppression, rather than just focusing on one. This talk is from the last Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania (ICAS) conference – you can listen to...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
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On this episode we do a recap of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania 2015 conference , which we recently attended in Melbourne. We discuss what ICAS stands for, some of our favourite talks from the conference (we’ll add links to recordings of these talks and all of the talks from this conference here soon), an overview of some of the critical discussions about the mainstreaming of veganism that were a common theme of the conference, and we discuss a question that was...
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/getting-trigger-happy-with-trigger-warnings This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here: ...
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-         The successful feminist campaign to get sexist pick up artist Julien Blanc kicked out of Australia. -         Katie’s experiences with male harassment and assault. -         How pick up artists contributes to a damaging, sexist culture. -         Sexism in anarchist/progressive/alternative scenes. -         For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
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This episode covers the reception of our commitment ceremony. You can listen to us discussing the ceremony part back on episode 100: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/05/31/100/ Bizarre wedding traditions. When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense, on weddings. Nick’s Mandurah baptism. For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/01/30/200/
Topics: commitment ceremony, alternative wedding, weddings, vegan, straight edge
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This episode features designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre who elaborates on some of the themes touched on in his talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’, which we played on our last episode, #196. Reaction to the talk, especially because it featured “the c word”. Does economic growth really make our lives better? Slavery and capitalism. Star Wars and the military industrial complex. Mental health and capitalism. Apocalyptic movies, zombies and...
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On this episode we discuss the Aboriginal protests at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, where the Warriors of Resistance (WAR) was introduced . Also at Aboriginal protests during the G20, the Australian flag and effigies of Aboriginal “leaders” labelled as “ sell outs ” were burnt. We discuss the outrage at the burning of the flag from some white Australians, drawing on a Facebook post from Aboriginal activist Sam Watson, and the way that this anger should be directed towards actual injustice...
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We discuss our experiences of being in the audience for the taping of two Shaun Micallef shows. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/10/01/214/
Topics: media, Shaun Micallef, Mad As Hell, television, quiz/panel shows
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-           Nick is joined by Jess Ison for the entire episode. -           We start off the episode by discussing the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference, which will be held from Friday September 30 to Saturday October 1 at the University of Canberra. Full details are here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/ -           Jess’s talk: Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food? Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?). -           For links...
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On this episode we’re joined by independent journalist Will Potter from greenisthenewred.com . He discusses: what ‘green is the new red’ refers to (linking the previous “red scare” about communism to the current “green scare” about animal and environmental activists), the way repressive laws target both militant and moderate activists, the ways these laws are creeping into Australia and elsewhere around the world, the power of corporations and their free movement around the world...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2016 Conference in Canberra. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/   You can listen to other talks from this conference  here . You can also listen to a recap of the conference on  episode 152 of Progressive Podcast Australia .   Below is further information about the talk from the conference booklet, available here:...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2016, Plato, democracy, nonhuman animals
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-           This episode features Katie’s talk Getting Trigger Happy With Trigger Warnings, Mental Health, Disability And Activism. -           This talk is relevant on an on-going basis but we were particularly inspired to put it out on an episode in light of recent comments by Stephen Fry, which criticised trigger warnings, as well as accusing victims of abuse of self pity. -           Differentiating content warnings from trigger warnings. -          ...
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The Victorian LGTBI communities and allies came together at Federation Square in Melbourne on Thursday 16 June 2016 at 5pm, to stand in solidarity with Orlando and against hate and prejudice. Speakers (in the order in which they spoke): Nu Warsame, Australia's first openly gay Imam (Muslim leader). Bill Furnish, US consulate general Melbourne. Asiel Adan Sanchez, a medical student who grew up in Mexico and lived in the US. Chad Hughes, President Victorian Aids Council and Head of Infectious...
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Follow Celeste Liddle on Twitter @Utopiana and check out her blog: blackfeministranter.blogspot.com.au/   This talk is from the 2015 Institute for Critical Animal Studies conference , which was held in Melbourne.   Find links to more of the talks from the conference: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/ 108 / Thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species for these recordings: http://www.freedomofspecies.org/
Topics: Celeste Liddle, ICAS, Aboriginal Feminism, Intersectionality
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Part 2 of this episode has the second part of our interview with Melbourne Street Medic Collective . In this part of the interview, the issues covered include: Occupy Sandy, Occupy and democracy,  creating coalitions with different groups around Australia and beyond, and small-scale affinity groups reporting to larger spokescouncils, as a way to ensure greater democracy and put anarchism into practice. For more information on this episode, all the links referred to throughout it, and also to...
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This episode is all about activism against the Abbott government as well as activism more generally. We have an interview with Andrew Kelly on the #tunnelpicket protest movement against a new road development that will destroy communities and privilege road travel over public transport . You can find out more about this campaign and how to get involved through the website ycat.org.au and The ‘No East-West Tunnel’ Pledge Facebook page. You can also find out more about sustainable transport...
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This time Nick is joined by Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medic Collective (Melb SMC) for the entire episode. Melb SMC and many other groups formed the Wage Peace Convoy that broke the world record for most protests in one day. Unfortunately Guinness refused to include them, maybe because they’re too busy reporting on really important records like the most business leaders attending a networking event. The Wage Peace Convoy did an amazing 29 protests on the day. One of these was with The...
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On this one Katie is joined by Jenny Ejlak from Reproductive Choice Australia . They discuss the various state and territory laws, the importance of viewing abortion as a health issue not a criminal one , exclusion zones, some people being sooo “pro life” they advocate killing doctors, Madeline Burrows  and  Jenny Espino ’s talk ' Abortion Without Apology: The Case for a New Movement ', Planned Parenthood and #shoutyourabortion . If you like what you hear, please  support the show !...
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Nick is joined by sustainable transport advocate Jeremy Mendelson from Critical Transit and Transit Matters podcasts for the entire episode. We discuss: national politics, Bernie Sanders , Jeremy’s experience with 9-5 work, trying to escape the 9-5, anthropologist David Graeber on bullshit jobs , The Happy Movie , living vegan on a low income , the new four (vegan) food groups and basic income . For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
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Nick is joined by environmental activist Mark Allen to discuss ethical superannuation. One degree of separation: while ethical super funds don’t directly invest in fossil fuels, they invest in companies who promote urban sprawl, which leads to problems for the environment and animals. The importance of looking critically into where ethical super funds invest their money and also doing more than just divesting. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips...
Topics: superannuation, ethical super, environment, climate change, urban sprawl, divestment, environmental...